Social development

Education and training

Vietnam lacks agricultural engineers

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s strategy of sustainable agricultural and rural development from 2021 to 2030 with the vision to 2050 is targeted at the agricultural sector’s Gross Domestic Product growth rate at 2.5 percent-3 percent a year and the labor productivity growth ...

US-backed partnership to help with higher education reform in Vietnam

The Partnership for Higher Education Reform (PHER), which involves some Vietnamese and US universities, was launched on August 1 with a view to improving the academic quality, governance, and market relevance of Vietnam’s higher education institutions.PHER is a product of an extensive consultation process among ...

Workshop discusses innovative solutions to achieve inclusive, equitable quality education

Educationists from around Southeast Asia are discussing best practices and innovative solutions to achieve inclusive and equitable education at workshop that began in HCM City (May 12).Deputy Minister of Education and Training Assoc Prof Dr Nguyễn Văn Phúc said many indicators of general education in ...

Inspection finds problems in scientific research programs, workforce quality questioned

Government inspectors have found many problems in master’s and doctoral programs at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS).A report issued five years ago found that one teacher guided up to 44 PhD students. And and one PhD was produced every 1.76 days. In 2015 ...

Nguyen Duy Xuan

Five-year scheme to speed up digital transformation in vocational training

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has signed a decision approving a digital transformation programme in the vocational training sector in the 2021-2025 period with a vision to 2030.The targets of the programme include rolling out vocational training activities in the digital space, strengthening the ...

"Building a society of learning in the 2021-2030 period " project approved

The Prime Minister issued Decision No. 1373/QD-Ttg on July 30, approving the project “Building a society of learning in the 2021-2030 period “.The guiding point of view in the project clearly states: Continuing to build a society of learning on the basis of simultaneous development ...

PhD production plan: Will Project 89 go a new way?

Before launching Project 89 that aimed to produce 7,300 more lecturers with a doctoral degree, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) ran two projects on preparing human resources with doctoral and master’s degrees, worth trillions of VND.The state spent VND2.5 trillion on the project ...

Phuong Chi

Vietnam officially approves online schooling

Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training has just authorized online classes to support or replace face-to-face teaching and learning. According to a new circular issued by the ministry, the school principals can decide on whether to organize online classes to support or replace face-to-face instruction ...

Not worth it: laid-off workers shun free vocational education

Workers losing jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic say the free vocational education on offer does not help them find new jobs. According to data from the national social insurance agency, of more than one million people receiving unemployment benefits nationwide, only 16,000 people have said ...

Le Tuyet

Universities' English language requirements may hinder rural students, experts warn

As more and more top Vietnamese universities consider prospective students’ English language ability for admission, concerns have been raised about inequality for students in rural areas. At least 30 universities have announced they would prioritise or enroll students who have IELTS certificate scores from 4.0 to ...

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